Carol and Mike Kurtyka have been in Europe since 2002 and were part of the team that launched Communitas’ original church plant in Glasgow. They have three adult children Harrison & Lily and Sophie.
Mike is a trustee with CAI UK and also supports Upper Room church through a varied ministry to asylum seekers and refugees. Carol supports youth and women’s ministries and is actively involved in one-to-one discipleship and providing hospitality for the many activities around Communitas & Upper Room Church.
Their main ministry, Upper Room Church, is an English & Farsi based church made up of 250+ Iranian, Kurdish and Afghan refugees. From a small home-based Bible study of ten people in 2014, it has now grown into a church that meets weekly in a local rented church building. To learn more about the work in Glasgow, Upper Room’s website is: www.upperroomchurch.co.uk